Summer is finally here and if you loved my “Top 10 Workout Shorts Of 2014,” then you’re going to love this fitness fashion piece! Need to know how to rock your shorts from the gym to the streets? I’ve got you! Let’s do it.
1. From Workout To Laying Out
My new favorite fitness fashion brand is absolutely Onzie. From bold prints to affordable prices, this line has you covered when it comes to all your pretty girl fitness needs. However there is one item in their collection this summer that is very “high” on my must have list – The High Waisted Short.
This blast from the past is perfect for hot yoga and for some poolside fun in the sun. All you need is a bright colored bikini top, some comfy flip flops like these Manduka Onward Sandals, a cold drink, a beach towel and tons of confidence – and you are ready to take this look from your workout to laying out. Pow!
2. From Crunches To Brunches
If you only buy one pair of workout shorts this season please let it be the Shimmy Short from Athleta. This simply retro and awesome pull-on is great for your weekend workouts and beyond. Pair these hot shorts with the Illuminate Tank, throw a pair of strappy sandals in this super RAD tote by Under Armour (Women’s UA Define Reversible Tote) and don’t forget a little sassy clutch. Oh, and add some jewelry (once you are done sweating it out). There you have it, you’re all set to brunch after you crunch.
3. From Your Favorite Fitness Class To Your History Class
Calling all my FitGirl students! If you are tight on cash yet still want to be fashionable (and comfortable) this summer, then head over to Karmaloop for The Farm Short In Floralina Print by Adidas. This on trend floral print is perfect for both Zumba class and your summer school class. Pair this comfy bottom with a bright colored sheer tank, like this one from H&M and a fun lace bralette, like this one from PINK by Victoria’s Secret. A metallic flat is a good idea too – hello glam.
Speaking of glam, be sure to back it up this summer in this shimmery backpack from Kipling. The Seoul Metallic Backpack With Laptop Protection is perfect for all your classroom needs. Hello pockets galore! Oh and last but not least, be sure to top this look off with some rockstar shades like the new Feedback from Oakley. Ok, you’re all set. See you in class!
Robbie Ann Darby (RAD Experience) is a professional FitGirl, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer in NYC. Follow her sweaty life on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more fun health and fitness tips!
Check Out This Gallery Of Workout Shorts You Should Be Rocking!
1. The Perfect Workout Shorts Are Here!
You have been squatting it like it's hot all winter long and the time has finally come to show off your well-sculpted stems ladies. I want you to know that I have found the RADdest workout shorts ever. They are in order of length, so keep clicking and find the perfect fit for your body type. Enjoy!
2. A Flirty Four Inch Pair - New Balance
Perfect for running (or running errands), the New Balance Impact 4 Inch Graphic Short is an excellent option for the beauty looking for a little more coverage. The super slimming thick waistband doubles as storage for your media based gadgets thanks to the back zipper, and the fun print is such a head turner. Overall this short is a stretchy, comfy and sweat wicking winner. $47.99 http://www.newbalance.com
3. Sunshine Meets Sass - Mizuno
America's favorite running shoe has totally perfected the running short. I love the new design of the Daria Sunset SQ 3.5 so much I am considering getting a pair in every color. The zipper side pocket is perfect for storing your cash, phone, ID etc. and the high moisture transfer shell wicks and repels moisture quite beautifully. Hope you have fun in the sun with this 3.5 inch pair. $41.99 http://www.mizunorunning.com
4. Shimmy This Way Sis - Athleta
OMG the Shimmy Short is the such a RAD fusion of function and fashion y'all - I honestly can't stand it. To date, I have worn this lightweight summer staple to the gym, yoga and brunch (with heels). The elastic band with a hidden drawstring allows for a perfect fit and my muscular thighs totally appreciate those side slits. Oh, and SPF 50+ is built into the fabric too! Love love love these. $44.00 http://www.athleta.com
5. The Cutest Compression Short Ever - Nike
When it comes to tight, Nike has got it right! The Nike Pro Core 3" Compression short is excellent for your rump and thigh's circulation and while biker shorts can easily be a flop, these babies are super duper flattering too. The ergonomic seams offer maximum range of motion so rock them as either a base layer or solo. Clearly the color combos are crazy fun, so enjoy these short shorts girls! $28 http://www.nike.com
6. Crazy Comfy Crazy Cute - Nike
Speaking of Nike it was love at first sight when I spotted this comfy cotton pair at Six:02 (the one stop shop for all your FitGirl fashionista needs). The Nike Gym Vintage Shorts are softer than ever and the mid rise loose fit looks great on just about anybody and any body. I give this 3 inch pair two thumbs up for sure! $34.99 http://www.six02.com
7. Lifestyles Of The Light And Lovely - Under Armour
Speaking of one stop shopping, Six:02 has delivered once again with the lightest pair of shorts I have ever seen - the Under Armour Heatgear Fly-By Knit Shorts. I was blown away by how secure my buns felt when I burpeed for the gazillionth time in bootcamp last week and sweat wicking power is unreal. I think you should totally get three pair of these 3 inch show stoppers ladies. $34.99 http://www.six02.com
8. Look Pretty While You Check Your Pulse - Athleta
At right below 3 inches (2.75 to be exact), the sleek and silky Pulse Short is every FitGirl's dream. The Featherweight Stretch™ wicks away sweat crazy well and packs well too ladies (huge bonus when you're debating what workout clothes to stuff in your gym bag this summer). Your iPhone fits perfectly in the back pocket and the reflective trim ensures you will be seen during those night runs. $49.00 http://www.athleta.com
9. Downward Dog In These Daisy Dukes - Onzie
Onzie (pronounced Own-Zee) totally "owns" the booty short game. Their one size fits all Side String Short is truly "all" I want to wear this summer. The free flowing fabric is perfect whether you're a size 0, 10 or anywhere in between and the selection of fun prints is beyond plentiful. At 2.75 flattering inches don't be afraid to slip into these darling daisy dukes ladies. $44.00 http://www.onzie.com
10. Flower Power - Adidas
Did you know that Karmaloop and fitness fashion are besties? I love this online store yall and couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted The Farm Short In Floralina Print by Adidas. This funky spin on florals is just as functional as it is fashionable, however the fit is what totally blew my mind - can you say perfect. Please believe you will want to rock these while you sweat and in the sand. $35.00 http://www.karmaloop.com
11. High Waisted Heaven - Onzie
If you are the type of FitGirl that's into vintage throwbacks then the High Waist Short by Onzie is going to totally up your fit gear game. Don't let the "one size" option scare you now - this high rise hottie covers the hip area and lands just below the belly button. Oh and the delicate seams are everything. Completely supportive and classic. You can catch me in Bikram and at the pool in these. $42.00 http://www.onzie.com